This schedule lists holiday closures for the First Coast Service Options offices and provider contact centers responsible for furnishing services for providers located in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
All electronic submissions originating from SPOT or the IVR submitted after 6 p.m. ET during weekdays, any time during a weekend or on First Coast Service Options’ corporate holidays will receive a receipt date that reflects First Coast’s next business day.
Need to know what information you should have on hand when calling First Coast? Be prepared when contacting us, by using this convenient inquiry checklist. [CMS IOM Pub. 100-09, Chapter 6, Section 80.1 and 80.2.1]
When contacting Medicare through the interactive voice response system (IVR), a customer service representative (CSR), or a written inquiry, providers must furnish three data elements for authentication: the national provider identifier (NPI), the provider transaction access number (PTAN), and the last five digits of the tax identification number (TIN).
Make sure to provide your correct PTAN in the proper format when contacting us for any claim-related inquiries. PTANs that have double zeroes as a prefix (00XXXXX) should be provided with those zeroes, followed by the remaining digits. Make sure to provide your correct PTAN in the proper format when contacting us for any claim-related inquiries. PTANs that have double zeroes as a prefix (00XXXXX) should be provided with those zeroes, followed by the remaining digits. If your PTAN is composed of numbers and letters, be sure to provide the appropriate format and order, without confusing letters and numbers.
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